Gregory Slavonic, assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for manpower and reserve affairs, has been appointed the military branch's undersecretary on an acting basis. He will function as a chief operating officer, a chief management officer and an assistant under the secretary of the Navy, the service branch said Friday.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with Greg Slavonic for a number of years and value his leadership abilities, foresight and friendship,” said Kenneth Braithwaite, secretary of the Navy.
Slavonic will also hold responsibility for the Department of the Navy's intelligence operations. He has been responsible for the Navy's manpower oversight for two years. The newly appointed acting undersecretary also took part in missions related to Vietnam and Iraq as an active-duty serviceman.